HYDERABAD MONDAY MARCH 01, 2021 `7.00 PAGES 28 LATE CITY EDITION MAIDEN MISSION OF ISRO’s COMMERCIAL ARM A SUCCESS NewSpace India Ltd (NSIL) through PSLV-C51 injects Brazil’s Amazonia-1 into orbit 17 minutes after launch from Sriharikota 18 CO-PASSENGER SATELLITES, TOO, IN ORBIT An optical earth observation satellite, Amazonia-1 will provide remote sensing data for monitoring deforestation in the Amazon region and analysing diversified farming. Apart from Amazonia-1, the PSLV rocket carried 18 other satellites that separated in a predetermined sequence. Of the 18, 14 were NSIL’s, comprising one from India and 13 from the US | P5 342 THREE SATS DEVELOPED BY COLLEGES ■ The other four sats belonged to IN-SPACe, of which three were developed jointly with Jeppiaar Institute of Technology, Tamil Nadu, GH Raisoni College of Engineering, Nagpur, and Sri Shakti Institute of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore. The fourth was Satish Dhawan Sat (SDSAT) by Chennai-based Space Kidz SATELLITES OF 34 CUSTOMER COUNTRIES LAUNCHED BY PSLV SO FAR CHENNAI ■ MADURAI ■ VIJAYAWADA ■ BENGALURU ■ KOCHI ■ HYDERABAD ■ VISAKHAPATNAM ■ COIMBATORE ■ KOZHIKODE ■ THIRUVANANTHAPURAM ■ BELAGAVI ■ BHUBANESWAR ■ SHIVAMOGGA ■ MANGALURU ■ TIRUPATI ■ TIRUCHY ■ TIRUNELVELI ■ SAMBALPUR ■ HUBBALLI ■ DHARMAPURI ■ KOTTAYAM ■ KANNUR ■ VILLUPURAM ■ KOLLAM ■ WARANGAL ■ TADEPALLIGUDEM ■ NAGAPATTINAM ■ THRISSUR ■ KALABURAGI Vaccine centres open at 9 am FISHING FOR PROOF Expert swimmers from Visakhapatnam search for the sickles which accused Kunta Srinivas and Chiranjeevi used to hack lawyer couple G Vaman Rao and Nagamani to death, in the Sundilla barrage in Peddapalli district on Sunday | P2 Phase-2 of rollout goes live today at 93 hubs in TS, registration only on CoWIN READY, STEADY, JAB The 2nd phase of the drive is targeted for the priority groups above the age of 60 years and between 45 and 59 years who are suffering from comorbidities 24 centres in Hyd, 1-2 centres in every district 93 TS looking hard to augment revenues centres comprise 48 govt facilities, 45 pvt health facilities V V B A L A K R I S H N A @ Hyderabad WITH huge commitments — such as the implementation of the Pay Revision Commission (PRC) report, unemployment dole and the increase in the number of Aasara pensions — becoming an albatross around the Telangana government’s neck, officials are racking their brains to find ways to improve the revenue and make necessary suggestions for the 2021-22 State Budget. After the introduction of the GST regime, the government has limited the options to increase taxes. It is left with only four to five options to augment receipts. One of them is to increase the land values and stamp duty There is also scope for improv. ing revenues through mining activities. The market value of land has not been increased after the State formation in 2014. Though the officials had suggested to the government to increase the value, it did not act on it. The reason they gave for this dilly- KTR WRITES TO CENTRE OVER ITIR SCHEME Says if Centre had not revoked Hyd’s Information Technology Investment Region status, employment and growth rates would have been higher | P4 WITH THIS ISSUE THE ESSENTIAL CAMPUS DIGEST YOUR LIFE COACH 28 PAGES, INCLUDING 16 OF edex (TABLOID) HUGE COMMITMENTS If PRC report is implemented: `2,252 cr New Aasara pensions: `1,600 cr Dole for unemployed youths: `1,800 cr Dalit Empowerment Fund: `1,000 cr dally was that once the land values or stamp duties are hiked, people may go in for Sada Bainamas (agreements on plain paper), which ultimately dent the State’s revenues. “The government may consider increasing land values and stamp duty only after the Dharani portal is commissioned for nonagricultural property registrations and the imposition of a freeze on Sada Bainamas,” a source in the Finance Department said. The other option is to ensure the accrual of additional income through the sale of government land. But the its performance on this count has been far from satisfactory. Though the government had estimated in its previous Budgets that it would be able to mobilise `10,000 crore through sale, it did not happen due to lockdown which led to the economy turning belly-up. Due to lack of funds, the government could not give Aasara pensions to new beneficiaries. Tax on the sale of liquor is another area where the government could mop up its revenues. It already got close to `750 crore from the application fee for issuing licences for bars. It could also save around `10,000 crore per year if it puts a cap of five acres for Rythu Bandhu. For more revenue realisation in the last quarter of this fiscal and to meet the targets, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar had constituted 460 teams with 1,376 officers. The government is focussed on a revenue mobilisation drive. Back to basics: TS cops cut off Maoists from supply lines B S AT YA N A R AYA N A R E D D Y @ Khammam THE Telangana Police are adopting the age-old but time-tested war tactic of cutting essential supplies to the Maoists from the State, in an attempt to gain an upper hand over them. Though Maoists are more or less confined to neigbhouring Chhattisgarh, the police want to push them further to the fringes to prevent them from regaining strength and plan any “acts of violence” in Telangana. Ever since the Covid-induced lockdown was lifted, weekly shandies (santha) are being held in Chhattisgarh villages located along the Telangana border. These have come as a blessing in disguise for the Maoists as they can regularly replenish their grocery and foodgrain stocks. In fact, most of the supplies at these shandies go from Telangana. Though the police have been keeping a close eye on the movement of goods, they cannot do much once they reach Chhattisgarh, from where the Maoists can easily procure them. P4 SHAH HAILS EPS, SAYS TN IS BEST IN HANDLING COVID-19 K R I T H I K A S R I N I V A S A N @ Villupuram THE BJP’s camaraderie with the AIADMK got a fresh booster shot on Sunday when Union Home Minister Amit Shah heaped praises on the Edappadi K Palaniswamy government in Tamil Nadu for its handling of the Covid-19 outbreak. “Tamil Nadu stood number one in governance in general, and amid the pandemic too, for which I congratulate Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam,” Shah said while addressing a massive public meeting at Janakipuram Ground. Asserting that the BJP would ally with the AIADMK for the elections in April, he took potshots at the Opposition, accusing it of indulging in corruption. He lashed out at the DMK over the 2G spectrum case, saying Tamil Nadu has 2G, 3G and 4G — two generations of Murasoli Maran’s family three , of M Karunanidhi’s family, and four of Jawaharlal Nehru’s family — all vying for power. In a scathingly raw attack on Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Shah said, “Rahul baba goes to watch jallikattu live to show solidarity with Tamil people, forgetting that it was the Congress that had banned jallikattu. The BJP and AIADMK had revoked the ban.”Greeting the crowd with a warm “vanakkam” when he climbed onto the dais, Shah proceeded with an elaborate introduction, highlighting that Tamil is the oldest and sweetest language. He also apologised for not speaking in it. ‘Will use non-violence and love to beat Modi’ E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @ Tirunelveli CONGRESS leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday described Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a “formidable enemy” who ‘crushed’ his opponents, and vowed to send him to political oblivion by following the path of love and nonviolence. Speaking at the Educator’s Meet at St Xavier’s College in Palayamkottai, Gandhi, who is touring southern TN for the second day as part of his second leg of campaign, said he counted on people’s support to defeat the BJP. When a participant wanted to know if he felt it was possible to nudge the Modi government to implement his ‘good ideas’ rather than waiting to assume power which seemed ‘Utopian’, he said it could be done with the ‘powerful’ and ‘valuable’ support of the people. “It was important to dream big, though some of it may not come true,” he said, in an obvious reference to snatching the reins of power from the BJP . “Yes, we are fighting a formidable enemy (Modi). We are fighting an enemy that is dominating the money We are . fighting an enemy that is crushing its opponents. But we have done this before. We have defeated a much bigger enemy (British) than this new enemy .” List of all centres available with GPS location on CoWIN app and cowin. gov.in TS govt will release the list of all 1,200 centres in its daily Covid bulletin Vaccination centres to be open from 9 am-3 pm Online registration capacity is 200 per day, beneficiaries to be attended to on first-come, first-served basis Vaccination to be allowed only on hospital premises, no home services allowed Wheelchair, assistive gear will be given at centres Vaccination centre will be away from main hospital/ treating area 1 hour: Time likely to be taken for administering the vaccine This includes 30 mins of observation, document verification, waiting time D O N I TA J O S E @ Hyderabad NEARLY 93 centres across Telangana will witness the soft launch of the Covid-19 vaccine rollout programme for the general public on Monday. This second phase of the immunisation drive is targeted for the priority groups above the age of 60 years and between 45 and 59 years who are suffering from comorbidities. Each of these 93 centres will have a capacity of 200 beneficiaries and the registrations will be done on the CoWIN app only About 18,000 . people are eligible to get vaccinated on day one and can select their slots to receive the jab. “Forty-six private and 45 government hospitals will be involved in the launch. To avoid overcrowding and ensure the drive is conducted in an orderly manner, we will allow only prior registrations via CoWIN. Walkin registrations will be allowed only from next week,” Dr GS Rao, Director of Public Health, Telangana, said. While the 93 centres are only for the programme’s soft launch, the vaccination drive will be held at all 1,200 centres from next week. “We want the system to be fully in place before expanding it to all centres. Telangana has done very well in South India when it comes to vaccinating frontline and healthcare workers. We intend to do the same for the general public,” Dr Rao said. Senior health officials have asked the beneficiaries to keep a doctor’s certificate ready, which confirms their comorbidities. Dr Ramesh Reddy, Director of Medical Education, said: “There is a specific document released by Centre with a list of 20 comorbidities, which has been circulated to all health officials via the Indian Medical Association and Nursing Association and Registered Medical Practitioner groups. One can get this from them and get a declaration of their comorbidity One can also print it and get it . P4 signed duly .” HOW TO TACKLE AEFI* Every pvt/govt vaccine centre will have a site manager Docs to monitor beneficiaries at the time of registration and postadministration of the vaccine Any AEFI within 30 minutes will be addressed at the hospital itself In case of any discomfort experienced later, the beneficiary can call 104 or the nearest health centre Likely reactions include cold, fever, headache and muscle pain at the site of injection One will not know which vaccine will be administered to them at the time of registering on the app. But they can refuse a vaccine after registration and book another session elsewhere (*Adverse Events Following Immunisation)
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